- Expert: Russia Knew in Advance, Encouraged
Citizens to Cash Out Dollars http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/613015/posts?page=46#46
- Sept. 17, 2001 Russian press accounts
and other activities by the Russian government this summer indicate that
the Russian government knew in advance that something would happen to
America, including a "financial attack" against the U.S.
- During the past three months, Russian
media and officials have encouraged citizens to cash out U.S. dollars pending
an economic collapse there after an "attack."
- Israeli Intelligence Agency warned CIA
of attacks http://www.freeRepublic.com/forum/a3ba5face57ec.htm
- 9/17/01 Mossad officials traveled to
Washington last month to warn the CIA and the FBI that a cell of up to
200 terrorists was planning a major operation, according to a report in
the Sunday Telegraph here yesterday.
- The paper said the Israeli officials
specifically warned their counterparts in Washington that "large-scale
terrorist attacks on highly visible targets on the American mainland were
imminent." They offered no specific information about targets, but
they did link the plot to Afghanistan-based terrorist Osama bin Laden,
and they told the Americans there were "strong grounds" for suspecting
- Israeli Security Issued Urgent Warning
to CIA of Large-scale Terror Attack http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/524650/posts
- ISRAELI intelligence officials say that
they warned their counterparts in the United States last month that large-scale
terrorist attacks on highly visible targets on the American mainland were
- The attacks on the World Trade Centre's
twin towers and the Pentagon were humiliating blows to the intelligence
services, which failed to foresee them, and to the defence forces of the
most powerful nation in the world, which failed to deflect them.
- The Telegraph has learnt that two senior
experts with Mossad, the Israeli military intelligence service, were sent
to Washington in August to alert the CIA and FBI to the existence of a
cell of as many of 200 terrorists said to be preparing a big operation.
- Echelon Gave Authorities Warning Of Attacks
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/170072.html By Ned Stafford Newsbytes.com
Sept. 13, 2001
- FRANKFURT, GERMANY - U.S. and Israeli
intelligence agencies received warning signals at least three months ago
that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning to hijack commercial aircraft
to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli
culture, according to a story in Germany's daily Frankfurter Allgemeine
- The FAZ, quoting unnamed German intelligence
sources, said that the Echelon spy network was being used to collect information
about the terrorist threats, and that U.K. intelligence services apparently
also had advance warning. The FAZ, one of Germany's most respected dailies,
said that even as far back as six months ago western and near-east press
services were receiving information that such attacks were being planned.
- Some Got Warning - Don't Go Downtown
on Sept. 11 Sept. 12, 2001
- Federal investigators have received evidence
that some Middle Easterners in the New York area were warned ahead of
time to stay out of lower Manhattan the morning of Sept. 11, the Daily
News has learned.
- The FBI was able to confirm several such
warnings occurred but has been unable to discover the source of the warnings.
- Calendar Showed Plane Crashing Near Manhattan
- NewsMax Wires Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001
A calendar which was printed in Egypt and for the month of September shows
a crashing passenger plane with Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty as
a backdrop - and which was printed in May, a full three months before
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America
- Germans Tie Terror Groups to Pre-Attack
Stock Trading By William Drozdiak Washington Post
- BRUSSELS - The president of Germany's
central bank said Saturday there was mounting evidence that people connected
to the attacks in New York and Washington sought to profit from the tragedy
by engaging in "terrorism insider trading" on European stock
and commodity markets.
- Tom Kenny, a member of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) "National Urban Search and Rescue Team"
during an interview on national TV with CBS News anchor Dan Rather.
- According to Kenny, FEMA sent the Urban
Search and Rescue Team to New York City the night before the attacks occurred!
Mr. Kennedy tells Dan Rather, "We're currently one of the first teams
that was deployed to support the City of New York in this disaster. We
arrived on late Monday night [September 10] and went right into action
on Tuesday morning" [September 11]
- In August 2001, Drs Garth Nicholoson
and Nancy Nicholson, two of the worldíís most distinguished
Mycoplasma researchers on Gulf War Syndrome, informed Pentagon officials
that they had ""confirmed intelligence that on September 11,
2001, a terrorist strike against the Pentagon would be made.""
- They cited their sources as including
""individuals in key intelligence positions and one high-level
African diplomat."" Their information was passed to the Inspector
General of the U.S. Army Medical Corps and the National Security Council.
- ""Unfortunately it was ignored,""
says Dr Garth Nicholson.
- Congressman: FBI Ignored Repeated Warnings
NY Times Dec. 24, 2001
- The FBI ignored several specific and
sometimes frantic warnings of a Minnesota flight instructor who told the
bureau that an Arab man could be planning to use a 747 jumbo jet as a
- The flight instructor notified the FBI
about the unusual behavior of Zacarias Moussaoui, now under federal indictment
for his membership in the Al-Qaeda network and his alleged role in the
Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
- The flight instructor at the Pan Am International
Flight Academy near Minneapolis became suspicious when Moussaoui said he
wanted to learn how to fly large jet aircraft, but insisted he did not
need to know how to take off or land.
- In October, reports first surfaced about
the flight instructor's tip-off to the bureau.
- But the New York Times reported this
weekend that the instructor's information was much more specific and serious.
- Rep. James L. Oberstar, D-Minn., and
other officials were briefed by the flight school, and Oberstar's revelations
paint a picture of the FBI's negligence.
- Oberstar said the instructor made a very
blunt warning to the FBI. Oberstar quoted the instructor as telling the
FBI: "Do you realize that a 747 loaded with fuel can be used as a
- Suppressed Details of Criminal Insider
Trading Lead Directly Into CIA's Highest Ranks http://www.copvcia.com/stories/oct_2001/krongard.html
- (FTW) - Although uniformly ignored by
the mainstream U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a
number of transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal)
foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and
- In the case of at least one of these
trades -- which has left a $2.5 million prized unclaimed -- the firm used
to place the "put options" on United Airlines stock was, until
1998, managed by the man who is now in the number three Executive Director
position at the Central Intelligence Agency. Until 1997 A.B. "Buzzy"
Krongard had been Chairman of the investment bank A.B. Brown. A. B. Brown
was acquired by Banker's Trust in 1997. Krongard then became, as part of
the merger, Vice Chairman of Banker's Trust -AB Brown, one of 20 major
U.S. banks named by Senator Carl levin this year as being connected to
money laundering. (Trading is monitored real-time to detect any unusual
"insider trading". Short sales on the airline was 1200 times
more than usual.)
- The Failure Of Government By Joseph Farah
- The FBI and other federal law enforcement
agencies also knew that two of the hijackers were in the country, according
to the Los Angeles Times. They were on a terrorist watch list. But the
airlines were not notified.
- In addition, the FBI and CIA were well
aware of bin Laden's plans to hijack U.S. airliners. The plot was uncovered
six years earlier in the Philippines when police found detailed information
on a laptop computer belonging to a bin Laden operative, Ramsi Youssef.
The plan called for hijacking U.S. airliners and crashing them into U.S.
buildings including the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
- In case the FBI and CIA had just forgotten
about Project Bojinka, which I sincerely doubt, they should have received
a reminder with the 1999 publication of Yossef Bodansky's book, "Bin
Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America," in which he spells it
out. The original plan called for the hijacking of 11 airliners at once.
- In other words, had the FBI and CIA simply
added two plus two, the threat of hijackings would have been obvious.
But there was even more.
- The FBI had several terrorists under
surveillance, according to the Oct. 1 issue of Newsweek. They intercepted
communications just prior to Sept. 11 that suggested something very big
was about to happen.
- Still, there were more clues. Zacarias
Moussaoui was arrested after flight trainers tipped off the feds that he
wanted to learn how to fly a 747 but wasn't interested in takeoffs or
landings. Zacarias was traveling on a French passport. When contacted,
the French government reported that he was a suspected terrorist.
- There were even more reasons to be on
high alert - and specifically to be thinking about the threat of dramatic
- The question then is: Were they ignored?
And, if so, why? But there is evidence that the threat wasn't ignored -
at least not entirely.
- A day after the attack, the San Francisco
Chronicle reported that Mayor Willie Brown was called eight hours before
the hijackings and warned by his security staff not to travel.
- On Sept. 27, the London Times reported
that Salman Rushdie got a similar warning about avoiding U.S. and Canadian
airliners. That warning, said Rushdie, came from no less authority than
the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Now, you're probably wondering why Willie
Brown and Salman Rushdie are more important to the U.S. government than
you and me and Barbara Olson. I'm wondering the same thing.
- These selective warnings - and I have
no doubt there were many more we have not yet heard about - suggest strongly
that the FBI, CIA and other federal agencies had the information, knew
something big was up, something that involved terrorist attacks on airliners,
but failed to disclose the information to the airlines and the flying
public in general.
- I think heads should roll at the FBI
and CIA. I think there ought to be an investigation into what the FAA knew
and when it knew it. I think, once again, the federal government has neglected
its main responsibility under the Constitution - protecting the American
people from attack.
- CIA Agent 'Met Bin Laden In July' Oct.
- Le Figaro today claimed that a CIA agent
met Osama bin Laden in a Gulf hospital as recently as last July and received
"precise information" about an imminent attack on the US.
- According to the French daily, the agent
met Bin Laden while he was being treated at the American Hospital in Dubai
for a kidney infection. The agent was subsequently recalled to Washington.
- A French secret service report on 7 September
warned of possible attacks, and that the order to act would come from
Afghanistan. Le Figaro says very precise information on targets for attack
was communicated to the CIA.
- Schippers: Government Prior Knowledge
Of Pending Attack
- Transcript of Interview of David Schippers,
Attorney for FBI Agents, By Alex Jones 10-10-01
- AJ: Now later you got it from FBI agents
in Chicago and Minnesota that there was going to an attack on lower Manhattan.
- DS: Yes - and that's what started me
calling. I started calling out there. First of all, I tried to see if I
could get a Congressman to go to bat for me and at least bring these people
out there and listen to them. I sent them information and nobody cared.
It was always, "We'll get back to you", "we'll get back
to you", "we'll get back to you." Then I reached out and
tried to get to the Attorney General, when finally we got an attorney
general in there that I would be willing to talk to. And, again, I used
people who were personal friends of John Ashcroft to try to get him. One
of them called me back and said, "Alright, I have talked to him.
He will call you tomorrow morning." This was like a month before
the bombing. The next morning I got a call. It wasn't from Ashcroft. It
was from somebody in the Justice Dept.
- AJ: One of his handlers.
- DS: Yes, and I started telling him the
situation and he said, "You know we don't start our investigations
at the top." I said I would like to talk to the Attorney General
because this is vital. He said, "We don't start our investigations
at the top. Let me look into this and I will get back to you." As
I sit here today, I have never heard from him.
- AJ: Again, David Schippers, you are big
in Washington, you were the top lawyer that got Clinton impeached, you
are highly respected, you know the Senators, the Congressmen. You're calling
up. You've got these FBI agents and others feeding you this information.
They're being pulled off the cases, they're angry. That's even been in
the news now, from Minnesota and Florida and Illinois. They know what's
going to happen. The Sudanese in '96 and '98 tried to arrest Bin Laden
for Clinton, tried to give us the names of Al Qaeda, Clinton wouldn't take
- DS: Didn't want any part of it.
- AJ: We're talking to David Schippers.
We're discussing FBI agents across the country having prior knowledge
of the attacks, trying to get these guys arrested or even to get a warrant,
knowing they were associates of Bin Laden, others being trained at the
Pensacola Naval Air Station, Clinton not wanting the names of Al Queda
when they had the chance, there is so much evidence of prior knowledge.
How did this happen with the Bush administration, when you are trying
to get to Ashcroft and telling them that there is a plan to attack lower
Manhattan very soon and what was the intel you were getting from these
- DS: Well, a lot of this wasn't coming
from the agents. When the bomb hit (WTC attack) and everybody said we
have to find the money (trail) and stop the money. The only place the
money was actually identified and stopped was in Chicago. There was actually
a lawsuit, a case filed here in Chicago, in which money that had been
earmarked for Hamas, to be used for terrorism, was grabbed by the United
States government - and seized and forfeited, and that was here in Chicago.
- AJ: But that agent had to go through
a lot of grief to get that done.
- DS: An agent actually filed the affidavit.
I'm not talking about anything that is confidential. This agent here in
Chicago filed the affidavit where he laid out the whole way that the money
moves, the way that it is handled, how it comes out of the middle east
into Chicago area and into the United States, how it is covered, how the
operatives are covered, how the money is transferred back and where it's
kept while its here. And that affidavit ran like 30 pages - laying it
out. And he had to go through hell on earth in Washington, he had to fight
like a tiger - everybody in his own bureau and in the Dept. of Justice
was against him - and still is.
- AJ: Now the FBI agents in Minnesota knew
about this and had the evidence but they couldn't even get a wiretap or
a warrant to search these guys.
- DS: Exactly.
- AJ: We're talking about some of the actual
- DS: Exactly. And this woman who was talking
to me, she had other contacts, who were in Naval Intelligence and other
areas, and she was reporting that there was one of these terrorists who
was involved in the bombing in Oklahoma City - was working at the Boston
airport. A friend of mine who happens to be an agent had information that
there were Hamas operatives working in baggage and areas at O'Hare Airport
with free access to any part of the airport. But no one would listen.
They just said it's not true, it can't happen that way. I'll tell you
something. I don't know if it was because Clinton and his boys didn't
want the United States to realize that Flight 800 was a terrorist attack
and that Oklahoma City was a terrorist attack because they didn't want
to admit that the intelligence of the United States was totally destroyed.